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Australia and New Zealand Receive Standardisation for Drug Oral Fluid Testing

Standard adds process and technology guidelines for workplace testing. AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND – 11 March 2019 – The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) welcomes the new standards for oral fluid testing processes and technologies. TDDA has long believed that oral fluid testing technology and processes required reviewing and to become a joint Australian and New …

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Ex-cops caution NZ on medicinal marijuana after testing ‘farcical’ California system

Two former New Zealand police officers who went under cover filming how easy it is to buy medicinal marijuana in California warn this country needs to proceed with absolute caution if it’s to legalise medicinal marijuana. Kirk Hardy and his colleague Glenn Dobson run a workplace drug testing programme and say nothing would be better …

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Methamphetamine contamination in New Zealand homes overstated

The scale of methamphetamine contamination problems in New Zealand homes is being overstated, the head of the country’s biggest drug detection company says. Kirk Hardy, of The Drug Detection Agency, made the call as it was revealed a New Plymouth grandmother’s home has again tested positive for the Class A drug. Hardy said the statistics …

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Abandoned boat leads police to record $448m haul of methamphetamine

Police aren’t ruling out the possibility an international drug ring is at work after Northland officers made the largest meth seizure in New Zealand history. Three men charged in connection with the methamphetamine haul have appeared in Kaitaia District Court. The trio, aged 19, 26 and 31, are charged with possession of methamphetamine for supply …

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Message on Drugs in the workplace finally getting through

Fewer workers are failing workplace drug tests in the central region, which includes Whanganui. Drug Detection Agency figures show that only 4.19 per cent of all workplace drug tests were positive in 2015 compared to 4.85 per cent the previous year. Hayden Loader, general manager of Whanganui construction company Loaders, said he believes workplace drug …

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Workplace drug testing? What’s my return on investment?

“Every time an employee suffers an injury – even outside the workplace – there will be an impact on your business; resulting in finding someone to fill in, training and replacement, and less efficient use of time. But do you know the real impact on your financial bottom line?” Accident Compensation Corporation (July 2015) Workplace …

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